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Charles Spurgeon

Charles Haddon Spurgeon is considered the greatest English-speaking Bible preacher to ever live, and one of the most beloved people in the history of the Christian faith.

Meet Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon was a large Englishman, with a soft heart and a booming voice, who preached to millions starting at a very early age. Many call him the “prince of preachers.”

He had breathtaking wealth, and spent it all on others—fighting slavery in the U.S. and the Opium trade in China, and beginning 66 ministries.

His life was short—only 57 years—and spent it all on preaching the Bible, often to some of the largest recorded gatherings in English history. He pastored the largest Protestant church in London in his time.

He had a happy heart, often plagued by depression, which was entirely consumed with love for Jesus Christ, whom he was so eager to share with the world.

Charles had a loud mouth, with which he could speak to 12,000 people without a microphone or anything of the sort—and he used it to bring people life, the life he found in the Word of God, and its message about Jesus Christ.

He had a fantastically imaginative mind, with which he churned out writings and reflections which are still unmatched in volume by any other preacher today.

Most of all, he had love. He had love for God and love for others, which God himself powerfully planted in his heart by the Holy Spirit when Spurgeon was just 15. This spark God began in Spurgeon’s heart still kindles new love for Jesus and the Word of God in many hearts today. 

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the life of Charles Spurgeon

Birth
Charles Spurgeon was born in the United Kingdom.
Conversion
At 15, the words of Isaiah 45:22 moved him to look to Jesus for the forgiveness of his sins. These words changed him forever. Shortly after this, he began preaching.
Trauma
While he was preaching, the church caught fire and in the commotion several people in the congregation died and many were injured. This moved Spurgeon to depression.
Highlight
By his own assessment, Spurgeon preached his greatest sermon due to the volume of souls who followed Christ because of it.
Illness
Spurgeon’s health began to decline.
Death
Spurgeon died at the age of 57.
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Testimony
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Turn to me and be saved,
all you ends
of the earth;
 
for I am God,
and there is
no other.

Isaiah 45:22 NIV
Article: 10 Min

10 Things You Should Know about Charles Spurgeon

by Michael Reeves at Crossway

Quote

My entire theology
can be condensed
into four words…
Jesus died for me.

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Spurgeon

by Shai Linne

Spurgeon Said

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Who Shall Be Saved?

by Charles Spurgeon

I know of nothing which I would choose to have as the subject of my ambition for life than to be kept faithful to my God till death, still to be a soul winner, still to be a true herald of the cross, and testify the name of Jesus to the last hour. It is only such who in the ministry shall be saved.

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Article: 10 Min

Small Beginnings: C.H. Spurgeon at Waterbeach

by Geoff Chang at Historical Theology.org

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Do not despise
these small
beginnings,
for the Lord rejoices
to see the
work begin.

Zechariah 4:10 NLT
Article: 7 Min

Preachers Are Servants, Not Celebrities

What I Learned from Charles Spurgeon

by Alistair Begg at Desiring God

Verse
Proverbs 17:22 ESV

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Quote

There is hardship in everything
except eating
pancakes.

Charles Spurgeon
Messages: 43 Min

The Person: Charles Spurgeon

by Michael Reeves

Article: 8 Min

Did You Know That Charles Spurgeon Struggled with Depression?

by Michael Reeves at Crossway 

Quote

The worst forms of
depression
are cured when
the Holy Scripture
is believed.

Article: 15 Min

The Anguish and Agonies of Charles Spurgeon

“Despondency is not a virtue; I believe it is a vice. I am heartily ashamed of myself for falling into it, but I am sure there is no remedy for it like a holy faith in God.” —Charles Spurgeon

by Darrel W. Amundsen at Christian History Institute

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The righteous person
may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him
from them all.

Psalm 34:19 NIV
Article: 10 Min

Was Spurgeon Reading Off His Rocker?

by Jonathan Parnell at Desiring God

Verse
2 Corinthians 4:8-12 NIV

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

Quote

Your emptiness is
but the preparation

for your being filled,
and your casting
down
is but
the making ready
for your lifting up.

Quote

Fear Not The Storm

by Charles Spurgeon

I bear my witness that the worst days I have ever had have turned out to be my best days. And when God has seemed most cruel to me he has then been most kind. If there is anything in this world for which I would bless him more than for anything else it is for pain and affliction. I am sure that in these things the richest tenderest love has been manifested to me. Our Father's wagons rumble most heavily when they are bringing us the richest freight of the bullion of his grace. Love letters from heaven are often sent in black-edged envelopes. The cloud that is black with horror is big with mercy. Fear not the storm. It brings healing in its wings and when Jesus is with you in the vessel the tempest only hastens the ship to its desired haven.

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Article: 5 Min

You Know Charles Spurgeon. Now Meet His Wife.

by Nikki Daniel at The Gospel Coalition

Article: 12 Min

4 Reasons Spurgeon Died Poor

by the staff at The Spurgeon Center

Verse
John 12:24 ESV

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

Article: 8 Min

This Day In History: The Death of Charles Spurgeon 

by Michael Reeves at Crossway 

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